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Old 08-20-2019, 11:43 AM
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So you know how the Jeti antennas on the RX are very long, is it possible to cut them and make them shorter? Would it mess with the signal any? I would like to make them shorter to make it easier to clean up the routing.
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Your in Germany....just buy receiver with shorter antenna’s
Old 08-20-2019, 12:31 PM
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Your in Germany....just buy receiver with shorter antennaís
haha yeah, but the euro is higher.
Old 08-20-2019, 03:40 PM
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Hmm, cutting antennas has never been something that “feels good” when it comes to RC.

I know I’d never cut them.
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Yes, you can carefully cut the overall length to suit your needs...

Just be sure to match the length of the active part (under the yellow heat shrink) of the antenna (coax) to the exact size as the original.
Use a new sharp blade (or better yet a dedicated coax stripper) being sure to not cut into the dielectric; just cut/remove the outer jacket and shield.
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Never done it, never will without proper tools. But active portion of the antenna is 32mm long.

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The only tool needed is a coax stripper
However, it can be easily done with a new/sharp blade

Just remove the outer jacket the specified distance from the cut end of the coax

Then remove the shield (outer conductor) from on top of the dielectric (insulator surrounds the inner/center conductor)

you can use a blade or if you wish a set of diagonal cutters ... just carefully work your way around. You can cheat by peeling back the shield to make it easier to cut
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Never done it, never will without proper tools. But active portion of the antenna is 32mm long.

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about 1/4 wavelength
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Thank you all for the replies. I just wish they didnít come so long. I wish they were around 50 mm long instead of the 100 or 200 that is standard. I have looked at the ones offered here in Europe and they are also the same length that Esprit Models has. I will do one and report back once itís done.
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Okay folks I have cut my antennas on one of my r3s. I used a blade and very carefully cut the black casing off. The length that I cut off was the exact same as the factory length. I will do some testing on the ground soon to let you all know of the signal. I have attached a picture of the new length. This will help me place my r3s a little better without having the long antennas.


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